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7th January 2015 Issue no. 246
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Australia has been asked to strengthen security for next month's Asian Cup following the hostage siege in Sydney. The Asian Football Confederation is worried about safety plans in the wake of Monday's events in a cafe that left two hostages and their captor dead.
You could be 'selling snow to the Eskimos', 'taking coals to Newcastle' or 'selling sand to the Arabs': but your efforts may prove to be futile as the outcome is more than likely going to be rather disappointing.
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Hikvision has been ranked as one of the three leading companies in the global security market in A&S Magazine's 2014 Security 50. Hikvision's rise to prominence comes after yet another year of outstanding growth.
One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time - and a similar proportion say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks; for example, monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life imbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues, contribute to work-related stress.
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Sponsored by Tradelocks and with just over 8 weeks to 'Expo day' pre-bookings for visitors is running high. To make sure of your fast track entry register at www.lockexpo.co.uk if you have registered before for any show we have you in the database so you just need to log in and print your QR code when you're ready.
Held on the weekend of the 7th/8th of March this year (and Feb 27th/28th in 2016) the show is at the East Midlands Conference Centre - full details on the website.
All the popular suppliers and manufacturers are there and the February edition of LASM will have the showguide.
When it recognises someone, the wi-fi connected system can immediately send a notification with their name to your smartphone.
Leading physical security product supplier Securikey has extended the best-selling Mini Vault safe range with the Mini Vault 3, which offers a wider interior space that is ideal for storing till drawers in a retail environment or large binders of important documents in domestic or commercial applications, in addition to cash, jewellery and other valuables.
The Mini Vault 3 Silver and Gold ranges, like all other models in the Mini Vault range, have been meticulously designed and manufactured to offer robust protection, which is proven through rigorous testing that demonstrates these safes can withstand different types of attack in a diverse array of environments. These independent tests also confirm that the product meets high European standards.
Over the last few months, Genuine Lishi has concentrated on renovating and revamping their extensive collection of top of the range supplies, and has recently taken the market by storm with yet another unique and innovative product launch.
Genuine Lishi NightVision 3-in-1 tools are able to decode and pick car doors, ignitions and trunks and are truly a revelation when it comes to technological development.
Held on 16th January 2015 this free UKTI seminar deals with getting your company fit for better export sales through productive communications.
Learn about the services available to support your export ambitions; Find out how a placement student could support your international growth and the support available towards funding a student; Attend a workshop hosted by our export communications expert on how to increase your global online visibility, connect with new customers and rank higher on international search engines.
Hikvision is expanding the DarkFighter range of ultra-low-light surveillance cameras with the release of the DS-2DF8223I-AEL PTZ network camera. This cutting-edge camera utilizes Hikvision's industry-leading, ultra-low-light MP lens and is designed specifically to capture sharp color and monochrome images in extreme, low-light conditions. The result is crystal-clear color images in conditions that would defeat conventional monochrome IP cameras and competing low-light cameras.
Pop-a-Lock has reportedly emerged as America's most trusted locksmith company. The St. Louis based firm caters to both residential and commercial locksmith services as well as automotive requirements.
A seasoned name across the American lock and key sphere, Pop-a-Lock has been operating for more than 2 decades. The company is especially popular for its free Emergency Door Unlocking program committed to saving little ones accidentally locked inside cars. Over the years, EDU has rescued 3, 20,000 children nationwide since its launch in 1991.
A 73% increase, over a three-year period, in the number of unmanned forecourts monitored by Farsight Security Services signifies a growth in popularity for remote monitoring over staffing the high-risk environment.
Lone workers at petrol forecourts face a vast and probable list of dangers including fire and theft. Remote monitoring eliminates these risks for isolated workers.
AMG, the British manufacturer of sophisticated CCTV transmission solutions and Megapixel cameras, is proud to announce that the company it has been awarded a six figure grant for enhanced Research and Development, as it continues its growth path into new industry sectors.
The grant has been awarded by the LEP programme, which aims to lever £12m in private sector investment and create 500 jobs and apprenticeships by March 2018. Outside of AMG Systems, businesses that have received grant approval so far, totaling £1.9m, are GE Precision Engineering, Ecospeed Marine and Cosworth.
Whatever it is, H Harrold and Sons in Sheffield seems to have unlocked the secret. For five generations, the family-run locksmith business has gone above and beyond - and sometimes below - to provide its services.Full Story
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The ICO has published advice for the public on the data protection issues connected to the use of drones. The advice confirms that the personal use of drones will not normally be covered by the Act, but that users should still act responsibly to avoid having an unnecessary impact on people’s privacy.
A hotel booking website has been fined £7,500 after becoming the latest victim of one of the ‘oldest hackers’ tricks in the book’. The ICO is warning organisations that they must act now to protect themselves from SQL injection attacks – which remain one of the most common forms of online attack.
Presented at the prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London attended by over 1,000 Security industry experts, Director Will Murray received the award on behalf of the company.